What would you DO?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by xboxfire, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. xboxfire macrumors newbie

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    So I purchased a 15 inch late 2008 mac book pro

    2.8 intel
    SSD
    4 gig ram.
    fully loaded...
    Not the 7 hour battery.

    Dog spilled water all over it when she was home alone :( Dropped it off to apple and had them send it out and get fixed. While I was waiting I decided to pic up a new 13 macbook pro.

    got the 2.53 fully loaded...


    So now I have both... Which one would you keep? The 15 inch cost $1,300.00 to fix and they replaced almost everything. Would consider it brand new.

    Which one would you keep?
    Thanks for your help!
     
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  3. xparaparafreakx macrumors 65816

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    If you keep the MBP 13:

    1. Sell the 15" on ebay
    2. Sell the 15" on CL

    Pick the one that net the least lost.

    If you keep the MBP 15"

    1. Sell the 13" on ebay
    2. Sell the 13" on CL
    3. Return it and bite the restocking fee.

    Again pick the one that net the least lost.

    I would go with Keeping your 15" and returning the 13" and bite the restocking fee.
     
  4. xboxfire thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Laptop left on coffee table and she has a thing with straws... Tried to get a straw out of the cup and it spilled all over the table.
     
  5. xboxfire thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Can't return 13 since I got it on craigslist. Money not a huge issue but it's a big enough issue not to keep both.

    I miss wrote the first post... Meant to ask which one would you keep.
     
  6. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

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    What do you use it/them for? Because personally, if it were me, I'd choose the 13" and sell the 15", but that's just because I find the 15" too big for my liking.

    In the end, it's your decision.
     
  7. xboxfire thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I run vmware... Do website design... minor video editing... I do like the 13 for a few reasons. Battery is great. It's more portable and I like how the screen isn't as heavy and stays up freely without closing. LOL. Guess just looking for some closure before I make a final decision.
     
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  9. eXan macrumors 601

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    What I would do is keep the 15" since it suits my needs better and sell 13".

    I'd also get rid of the dog an get a cat since dogs su©k while cats rule ^_^
     
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    I envy people with luxury problems... :D
     
  12. mgridgaway macrumors 6502

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    I agree. Why did you get your 15" repaired and then buy a new one? Seems like a complete waste to me.
     
  13. maldoblaz macrumors member

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    things said

    Best advise ever;

     
  14. andylyon macrumors 6502a

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    That made me smile. It's something i'd do, not a dog fan!

    AnDy
     
  15. xboxfire thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I got the 13 before I decided to fix the 15. Didn't want to fix it but it just doesn't make since to have a $3,000.00 paper weight.

    Can't believe all the dog haters. Trust me... My first thought was this f@cking dog is gone, but...




    P.S. Cats are GARBAGE!
     
  16. macrumorsMaster macrumors 6502

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    Big question,

    Why would you leave such a valuable item out on the coffee table?

    Maybe because you have money to burn? :D

    Next time put it away :eek:

    Sell one, keep the other. Or just return the 13" and pay the restocking fee...after all you have the money :D
     
  17. xboxfire thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Because thats where I do most of my work. If I had money to burn I wouldn't be trying to sell one. My life is on a computer I can't be without for more than a couple of days. I love people like you... Brave behind a keyboard... Not just you... A few others on this thread too. Thanks for the advice. Decision has been made.
     
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  19. xboxfire thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Going to keep the 13
     
  20. CylonGlitch macrumors 68030

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    How bad do you want to get rid of the 15"? I'm in the market.
     
  21. DaREdBaRoN macrumors member

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    Good call on keeping the 13", that's what I would have done. But what are you going to do with the 15?
     
  22. eXan macrumors 601

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    Feed it to the dog ;)
     
  23. macrumorsMaster macrumors 6502

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    not as bad as you, behavior here reflects somewhat real world behavior; I didn't swear you did. Who's more brave behind a keyboard, huh? :cool:

    Most people don't have a over a grand to buy a computer and then pay over a grand to fix one as well.

    also, I wouldn't leave the computer out with a dog in the room :eek:

    Wow, the computer is your life, how pathetic :eek:
     
  24. xboxfire thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Tried feeding to the dog and for some reason she would just lick it...

    15 is going on craigslist as soon as I transfer all the files off of it that I need.
     
  25. Scottsdale macrumors 601

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    Look at the refurbished price, your old one is not even worth the $1300!

    Buy the new one for yourself. Sell the old one and fully disclose what has happened. People love and will pay far too much for a Mac they can fix up over time. I would bet you will get close to half refurbished pricing of what one is like new.

    Plus, most of the time water damage can be totally fixed by drying out the Mac after taking it completely apart and letting dry for a few weeks or even a month. Would be surprised if only water what time and not turning it on while being impatient will allow it to recover from.

    Good luck.
     

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